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International Data Group (IDG) names Genevieve Juillard as CEO

International Data Group (IDG), has announced the appointment of Genevieve Juillard as its chief executive officer, effective from September 5th, 2023.

Prior to joining IDG, Ms. Juillard spent over 15 years at Experian, where she held various key positions. Her most recent role was president of Experian Marketing Services. Ms. Juillard also served as president of the US Consumer Credit Bureau.

Ms. Juillard’s educational background includes a B.S. and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MBA and MPP in Management & Public Policy from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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